City Shorts: Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Kudos to the Welland Art Wall’s James Takeo for this thoughtful tribute on the wall at East Main and Hellems, fitting acknowledgement of one who is worthy of credit for the project’s start. As Takeo explains in a post: “Back in the days of The HardWay a couple years ago, a gent came by our opening night. He inquired about getting local artists to paint a wall up the street that he owned. Alas, over time we lost contact with this gent, and, sadly, he passed away. Years later, the current wall owner would grant us permission, allowing us to begin an idea this gent once had, and make it happen. It is happening now, and will be done soon. Thank you, Benedykt Cholewa, for your vision and our opportunity.” (Nice touch, James Takeo! Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

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City Shorts

City Shorts is a compilation, from various sources (government websites, news announcements, press releases, church bulletins, advertisements, community service information and events, bulletin boards, requests, telephone requests, web postings, email requests etc.) of short items (in most cases) about matters of local interest in Welland.

Want to submit an item for consideration? Please send to: joe0606barko@gmail.com

 TRAFFIC DELAYS CAN BE EXPECTED ON NIAGARA STREET

WELLAND – A $5 million major rehabilitation of Niagara Street is underway.

It involves watermain installation, watermain services, road rehabilitation and also some tree removal. The section of Niagara affected by the joint city-region project is from Riverbank to Thorold Road.

Work will carry on into November, then break during winter before resuming in spring of 2017. Drivers should pay heed to the sign at West Main and Niagara warning of traffic delays during the construction period.

 POPULAR BOOK SALE TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 1

WELLAND – There will be many, many books at attractive prices at the Canadian Federation of Univserity Women (CFUW) Annual Book Sale! And not just books, but games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and magazines, too! Mark your calendar—the book sale will be Saturday, October 1, from 9am to 3pm, at the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds (Welland Fairgrounds). Donations can be dropped off at the fairgrounds from Wed, Sept. 28 until Friday, September 30, 9am til 3pm.

LIVE CONCERTS AT WELLNESS CENTRE

WELLAND – The Friday Night Live concert series starts in September at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St.

Scheduled performers include: Niagara String Band, September 30; Evan Champagne, October 21; and Sammi Morelli, November 25. The free performances, held in the theatre, get underway at 7pm.

 JAMMIN’ AT WELLAND MARKET

WELLAND – Cameron Lee is the featured performer at Jammin’ at the Market, Saturday, August 6. Showtime is from 9:30am to 10:30am

 POP-UP CHALLENGE IN MAPLE PARK

WELLAND – The next Healthy Kids Community Pop-Up Challenge Niagara is scheduled Tuesday, August 9, Maple Park, South Pelham Road, south of Thorold Road. For kids ‘0 to 12’ years, it is from 10am to noon.

 SOUP’S ON AT THE COLLEGE

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE – Nothing warms your soul like a bowl of hearty homemade soup. Spend Sunday August 20, 9am to noon with a Canadian Food and Wine Institute Sous Chef preparing a variety of delicious soups and learn the trick to making a good stock. Don’t forget to bring along your take home containers! For more info: http://canadianfoodandwineinstitute.ca/programs/expert-edge/enthusiast-events/

3D PRINTING BASICS AT DIAMOND TRAIL

WELLAND –Join this basic introduction to 3D Printing and printers program now being offered at the Diamond Trail Branch. This one hour session will cover the history of 3D printing, how to use the Library’s 3D printing software and the printing process itself. Library patrons interested in using the Library’s 3D printer will be required to take this class. This program is recommended for patrons over the age of 14. To register, click here.

VACATION HOLDS AND LOANS

WELLAND – Going on vacation? No problem. Visit Welland library’s circulation desk or call extension 2520 to extend your loan period to cover the time you are away. No need to miss your holds or lose your position in line either! Simply ask to have your standing holds suspended until after you return. Holds can also be suspended from your account online.

 FROZEN STRUDEL FOR SALE

WELLAND – Frozen apple and cheese strudels are being sold by St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church. Call 905-735-6159.

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James Takeo at work on one of his letters in the word ‘Welland’ early on in the Art Wall project. The heart can be seen at lower right. (File photo/Joe Barkovich)

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